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Legislator: All Should Abide By FTC Settlement

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 1, 2011

At least one federal lawmaker believes the privacy requirements outlined in a proposed settlement between the FTC and Google over the company's Buzz social network should be adopted by all firms. That's according to a report in The Hill that quotes Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) on the importance of businesses' use of personal data being transparent and secure and on the growing number of legislators calling for baseline federal privacy laws. "Google's agreement to obtain consumer consent before sharing new information with third parties should apply to all companies that collect or use personal data," Eshoo said.
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